Tough competition at PRISMs due to 20% increase in entries

16:58 PM (Yesterday) Awards
With an almost 20% increase in entries into the 2015 PRISM Awards, competition for the public relations and communication industry’s most sought-after awards is going to be tough. This is according to the organisers of this year’s awards, which take place on Sunday, 19 April at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

Algoa Live music festival the first of its kind in Nelson Mandela Bay

16:44 PM (Yesterday) Events
Support for the first Algoa Live music festival has come from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Kagiso Media promotes Nazarene Khan to channel manager

16:38 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Kagiso Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Nazarene Khan to the position of TV channel manager. Khan played a key role in conceptualising and starting Glow, and has been marketing manager at Glow since its inception in July 2013. She will take on this new role with immediate effect and will be responsible for the Glow and ED TV channels.

Mediterranean Delicacies and Glenfiddich Whisky flavour fusion at Private Edition tapas

16:30 PM (Yesterday) Events
Inspired by Mediterranean Gastronomy, chef Warwick King of The Bay Hotel brought to life flavour fusions with Mediterranean Delicacies and Glenfiddich Whisky at the exclusive Private Edition tapas and whisky pairing evening on Thursday, 26 February.

5FM hosts epic party weekend ahead of Cape Town Cycle Tour

16:18 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The 5FM team are on their way for an epic party weekend in Cape Town ahead of the annual Cape Cycle Tour. The station has planned a few Live Loud weekends this year, with the first being the weekend of Thursday, 5 to Sunday, 8 March in Cape Town.

Carte Blanche investigates spy cables saga

16:09 PM (Yesterday) Media News
In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 1 March at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team gets the scoop on the spy cables saga, the drugs and gang-ridden Wentworth in Durban and hears from writer Martin Pistorius.

FCB South Africa group chairman resigns

15:30 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
FCB’s Worldwide CEO Carter Murray has announced that, after a successful year as group chairman of FCB South Africa, Mohale Ralebitso has decided to resign and divest of FCB South Africa to focus on his investment company, Itataise, and its other equity investments.

Universum announces most attractive South African employers

15:02 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Universum, global leaders in employer branding, have compiled the results of their largest research sample to date in order to determine the Universum Most Attractive Employer Awards for 2014.

Transit space new frontier of branding and advertising in South Africa

14:55 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Provantage Media Group recently took part in a Huddle non-presentation at Mindshare’s offices in Johannesburg and entertained attendees in a quiz show style session hosted by the inimitable Cathy Specific.

The Spur Foundation spreads joy at the Durbanville Children’s Home

14:43 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
On Tuesday, 17 February, The Spur Foundation handed over a collection of toys to the Durbanville Children’s Home. Children remained centre-stage at the event, with Spur staff entertaining the 2-6 year olds with party games like pass-the-parcel.

Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book encourages parents and children to cook together

14:39 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment Reviews
The Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book is packed with easy, delicious recipes accompanied by full page pictures that will make any budding cook’s mouth water. The beauty of this recipe book is that it encourages parents and children to create dishes together, so says Abbygail Zwane of Twiga Communications.

The Spur Foundation has a taste for uplifting the lives of others

14:31 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Think of the Spur and one thinks of family. A firm favourite with South African children for decades, the Spur is where one takes one’s families for great food and great fun. The Spur Foundation was established so that this winning recipe could also be delivered outside their restaurants.

While SA suffers loadshedding, Ocean Basket aims to spread happiness

14:26 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Loadshedding is a relentless topic of discussion around boardroom tables, coffee tables, and news tables. And as a brand that unreservedly embraces the lighter side of life, even during loadshedding, Ocean Basket has decided to spread some happiness, to create a little light.

Huawei chooses Airport Ads® to reach upper end market

14:21 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Electronics and technology brand Huawei has recently implemented an airport campaign with Airport Ads®. The objective was to reach a tech-savvy upper end market with an appetite for new tech products and the airport environment is an ideal space for attracting the attention of this consumer.

Marc Sidelsky directs trailer for John Hunt’s The Space Between the Space

14:18 PM (Yesterday) Media News
A video trailer has been released for John Hunt’s debut novel, The Space Between the Space Between. Hunt is the founder of ad agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and is currently the worldwide creative director of the TBWA Group.

Cyclists take on Cape Town Cycle Tour in support of African beading initiative Monkeybiz

14:01 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
This year, spectacular South African athletes will be representing the non-profit organisation Monkeybiz, while participating in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Monkeybiz: Biking For Beads is an initiative to raise funds to be used to purchase food parcels for the Monkeybiz bead artists.

Supporting act for One Direction concerts announced

13:36 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts has confirmed that SA’s Got Talent winner Johnny Apple will support the world’s biggest band, One Direction, on all three of their South African tour dates.

Swipe proves that its one of SA’s most outstanding tech startups

13:10 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Less than a year after opening their doors, Cape Town digital agency Swipe proved themselves as one of South Africa’s most outstanding tech startups by walking away with two pixels at the Bookmarks Awards in Johannesburg.

Can English bridge commercial gaps?

13:02 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
With all the successes of the Internet and globalisation, the dream was once for a global village of freely communicating, distance-trading world citizens. In this dream, common interest was to eliminate the arbitrary divisions of borders, level the playing fields between world markets, and end cultural and political insularity, says Ian Henderson, CTO of Rubric.

Openfield claims Best Use of Digital Communication at Sport Industry Awards

12:41 PM (Yesterday) Awards
In a star-spangled Discovery Sport Industry Awards evening in Sandton where the who’s who of South African sport came together to celebrate award winning work across the business of sport, Openfield claimed the award for the Best Use of Digital Communication in Sport for their Vodacom Rugby Stats App.

Vans signs up as presenting partner for Skateboarding for Hope

12:33 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme has received a significant boost with global apparel company Vans signing up as presenting partner for its year-long programme.

#Hack.Jozi Challenge: Now`s your chance to find solutions to Johannesburg’s problems

11:58 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Johannesburgers loves to complain. If it’s not about load shedding or traffic, it’s about the potholes or city billing issues. Well, here’s a chance to do something about the city’s problems. The #Hack.Jozi Challenge wants to pay for ideas that will turn Johannesburg into the city that everyone wants to live in.

heat magazine to shut down

11:58 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Media24 has announced plans to close celebrity niche magazine heat. The company said this was in line with a clear plan to accelerate its digital-first strategy to best serve its fast growing digital audiences while consolidating its print portfolio behind its strongest brands.

Register for free access to Decorex Cape Town

11:30 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
In line with its firmly entrenched reputation as the Mother City’s premier décor and design exhibition, Decorex Cape Town looks set to once again offer a creative showcase of the very latest in décor and lifestyle trends.

David Krynauw wins Object that Moves Award for his Haywire Chandelier

11:09 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Johannesburg-based furniture designer David Krynauw last night took home the coveted Object that Moves Award, sponsored by 100% Design South Africa, at the Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards. The event took place on Wednesday, 25 February.

Quizzical Pictures garners an impressive 30 SAFTA nominations

10:48 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Quizzical Pictures is delighted with their 30 SAFTA nominations spread across eight productions. At the top of the television drama categories is the debut season of Swartwater, about a married couple that move to a small coastal town after the death of their young son, where everything is not as it seems.

News is informed by virtue of the technology we have available

10:25 AM (Yesterday) Media News
News has always been important to the average person. It tells us about events we’re not aware of, informs our decisions in major and minor ways and shapes the world around us in various ways. So says Rogerwilco’s Tauriq Moosa.

Fit, focused and feminine at Curves

9:50 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The gym isn’t just for hardcore fitness fanatics anymore, and women of all fitness levels are looking for ways to get the most out of their gym time. Switched-on South African women are taking charge of their health and fitness by exploring the workout options available to them.

Lwandile Qokweni appointed chief stategic officer at MEC

9:22 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
MEC, the fifth largest media agency network in the world, has recently appointed Lwandile Qokweni into the newly created role of chief strategic officer. At the company, whose clients include Pick n Pay, brandhouse, Caltex and Mercedes Benz, Qokweni will be leading MEC’s strategic product, as well as leading the Vodacom account.

Willowton Group donates science kits to top Umlazi high schools

8:30 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The three Umlazi high schools named by Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) as the top performers in physical science in the district were each rewarded with a R25 000 science kit donated by Willowton Group at the MUT’s Circle of Excellence Awards breakfast at the Elangeni Hotel on Friday, 20 February.

Check Point announces its acquisition of Hyperwise

8:09 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, recently announced the acquisition of Hyperwise.

The Rotary Club of Wynberg will host Last night of the Proms in March

8:01 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Rotary Club of Wynberg will be hosting their 30th annual Last Night of the Proms at the Cape Town City Hall on Sunday, 15 March at 14:30 and 19:30 (already sold out) with the theme of ‘Pearls of Proms’. Old favourites and new talent, plus performances from the Proms Orchestra and massed choirs, will be led by the world-renowned conductor, Richard Cock.

Tristyn von Berg joins Velocity Afrika

7:31 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
The Velocity Afrika office is thrilled at the arrival of a new member - Tristyn von Berg - to their creative team. The young award-winning director joins the company from Velocity Films with a body-of-work made up of narrative storytelling, humour and a growing portfolio of online content.

Rosie Motene graces the March cover of Essays Of Africa

7:07 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Rosie Motene is best known for her role in Zabalaza, but not many people know the hurdles that she had to overcome. In the March 2015 issue of Essays of Africa, Motene shares how she pursued her goals life with her head up and a smile on her face.

Business matchmaking programme to launch at Decorex Joburg 2015

16:58 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Exhibitors and trade visitors are invited to register now on the Decorex website to join the extensive trade programme that forms an exciting new part of Decorex Joburg 2015.

Durban claims 16 Golden Tickets for Idols SA season 11

16:49 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The winner of Idols SA Season 10, Vincent Bones, first caught the eye of the judges at last year's KwaZulu-Natal auditions, during which 16 talented singers received Golden Tickets to the next round at Sun City. This year's auditions at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban produced exactly the same number of Golden Ticket winners.

Harlem Globetrotters to return to South Africa in 2015

16:39 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Cape Town based PR agency, go4word, in conjunction with sports marketing agency, Treble Entertainment are delighted to announce the return of the Harlem Globetrotters to South Africa.

One Rand Man experiment now impacting education sphere

16:29 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
During National Savings Month in July 2014, the journey of the One Rand Man gripped the imagination of millions.’s subscriber base skyrockets

16:07 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The past year has seen South African online dating shoot up in popularity by an impressive 38% thanks to the privacy, intimacy and security that the internet provides. Popular dating site has seen their subscriber base shoot up by 72% across all ages, incomes and locations.

Digital is not the death of traditional media

15:58 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Digital, being always on, along with the endless proliferation of social media platforms and websites from which to choose. How do we approach this? With caution. So says Chris Midgley, strategist at Blast Brand Catalysts.

Samsung breaks GUINNESS World Record™ for most selfies taken in 24 hours

15:53 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has successfully broken the GUINNESS World Record for the most contributions to an online album of self-portrait photographs (selfies) in 24 hours. The record breaking number of selfies was an astounding 12 598, as verified by GUINNESS World Records.

Nickelodeon announces Kids’ Choice Awards nominees

15:17 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Who will vie for the coveted blimp in a year marked by a slew of first-time celebrity nods? Fans have voiced their favourites as Nickelodeon announces the nominations for the 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

You need to work harder to earn your customer’s attention

15:11 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
There’s a statistic doing the rounds that, thanks to the Internet, humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. I’m not sure how accurate this is, but it certainly makes sense. So says Patrick Palmi, CEO at

Laugh until it hurts with An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH

14:32 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Some people have called it a red carpet parade of icons and aikonas. Some have said it was a history lesson combined with an episode of Idols. And an elderly 'kugel' again nasally complained that she didn't know why Uys still did his character of Nowell Fine "because I don't know anyone who talks like that. I swear to God".

Why aren’t podcasts part of your marketing plan?

14:01 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Podcasts are on the comeback trail. In the past, these audio files were difficult to make money out of. But that has all changed. Since their resurgence, podcasts have become one of the most profitable ways to market something.

Vizeum claim three awards at Bookmarks 2015

12:59 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Vizeum together with Gloo have won a Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Bookmarks Awards on Thursday, 19 February for the BMW 2 Series ‘Are You 2 Enough’ campaign, which took place in the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg. awarded at Bookmarks 2015 for its contribution to the online industry

12:34 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
After a year of phenomenal growth, was recognised at the recent IAB SA Bookmarks Awards for its quality contributions to the online industry in two major categories.

Hero revitalises Old Mutual Retail Affluent division’s annual roadshow

12:08 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
In 2014, Hero was charged with the task of revitalising the Old Mutual Retail Affluent division’s annual 5-day, 5-cities roadshow for its intermediaries. The objectives of the event are to inspire the intermediaries; reinforce Old Mutual’s commitment to support them, launch new products and promote customer-centricity.

Sandton’s most recent commercial development opens its doors

11:02 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The latest addition to Sandton’s commercial property sector opened its doors this month, securing over 62% occupancy within days. In an area generally troubled with high vacancy rates, the demand for this unique development shows the movement away from conventional commercial rentals to more flexible and serviced offerings in the Sandton area.

Oxford University Press’ new video campaign will help students to learn more effectively

10:38 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
High school learners aspiring to enter tertiary education often see university or college acceptance as a finish line they need to cross. The issue is that once they arrive at their new institution, it becomes apparent that varsity or tech is itself a brand new starting line, with new rules and new demands.
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